What is the Challenge?

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is a literacy engagement program that was introduced by the Premier in 2004 to:

  •       Encourage students to read more books and enjoy reading
  •       Improve literacy levels.

The Challenge requires students to read 12 books between the beginning of the school year and early September.

How to complete the Challenge

To complete the Premier’s Reading Challenge students need to read 12 books between week 1, term 1 and week 7 term 3.

  1. Every student will need a Student Reading Record. This is available from the school’s Premier’s Reading Challenge coordinator or can be downloaded here.
  2. Read 12 books. Eligible books include e-books, audio books, class/shared reading, prescribed books for school, non-fiction books, books read as research for assignments or books in another language.
    1. Reception to year 7: Students must read 8 books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist and 4 personal choice books.
    2. Year 8 and 9 (including year 7 students at high school): Students must read 4 books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge booklist and 8 personal choice books.
    3. Year 10 to year 12: Students must read 12 personal choice books.
  3. Complete the Student Reading Record with the title and author for each book. A parent, caregiver, teacher or librarian must sign off on each book to verify it has been read.
  4. Pass on the completed Student Reading Record to the school’s Premier’s Reading Challenge coordinator by the designated due date.
  5. Receive an award in late November.

Have a question about the Challenge?

Please email our Premier’s Reading Challenge mailbox or call for assistance. We look forward to hearing from you.